Kirby Star Allies – Watch Our Let’s Play [Nintendo Switch]

Kirby Star Allies – Watch Our Let’s Play [Nintendo Switch]

Watch our Let’s Play of Kirby Star Allies for Nintendo Switch! Product provided by Nintendo! Visit our playlist! Join Eddy as he befriends enemies in Kirby Star Allies for the Nintendo Switch! About the Game: The pink puff is back—in HD—and he’s not alone. Kirby™ is back—and he’s finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD! But this time, he’s not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to three friends for a different kind of team-up action! Features: The newest Kirby title comes to the Nintendo Switch console in HD Recruit up to three enemies as helpers by hitti... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 7

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 7

Welcome to our seventh week of the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take look back at notable events that took place this week in Nintendo history. March 11 – Chrono Trigger is released in Japan. Chrono Trigger is one of the biggest names in the JRPG genre, and on March 11, 1995, the original version was released in Japan. Designed by a “dream team”  (Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yuji Horii, and Akira Toriyama), it became a best-seller in Japan, went on to be a huge success worldwide, and is still considered to be one of the best games in the genre. March 13 – Attack of the Friday Monsters! is released in Japan. If you haven’t heard of this one, that’s because itR... »

An Interview With the Developers of YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG

An Interview With the Developers of YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG is a stylish RPG coming to the Switch this year, and we got in touch with Ackk Studios to learn more about it. Check out one of the trailers for a taste of what this strange game is like, and then read on for our interview. From its style, YIIK brings to mind games like Persona and EarthBound, but the demo description also called out Paper Mario, Wild Arms, and Lufia 2. What inspirations from these games went into YIIK? I really like this question! Wild Arms is essentially a spaghetti western remake of Lufia 2. Story beats, interface, and gameplay. We really liked how both games had a unique take on the RPG dungeon. So, in Final Fantasy you essentially have hallways a... »

The Alliance Alive – The Recon Guild Tower [Nintendo 3DS | Atlus]

The Alliance Alive – The Recon Guild Tower [Nintendo 3DS | Atlus]

Product provided by Atlus. Join Eddy as he previews The Alliance Alive for the Nintendo 3DS! The game launches in North America on March 27th! General Info About the Game: -The Alliance Alive is a standalone RPG developed by FuRyu, makers of The Legend of Legacy and The Caligula Effect. -Story / character development is a major focus – the game includes 9 (maybe more!) playable characters; up to 5 characters can participate in a battle at any given time. Characters can be placed in various formations to maximize offense, defense, or support, and a combination of 8 weapon types and unique sorcery and sigil abilities. -With writing by Yoshitaka Murayama, game design by Kyoji Koizumi, a vision ... »

The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (Review)

The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (Review)

After receiving a review code for The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, we’re here with something a bit unusual for us – a review of a PlayStation 4 game. (The 25th Ward is also available for the PC.) The 25th Ward is set five years after the events of The Silver Case, and while you don’t need to play The Silver Case first, doing so will give you a better appreciation for The 25th Ward. Originally released for phones back in 2005, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case has now been remade and released outside of Japan for the first time, and it’s one of the strangest games I’ve ever played. In some ways, it resembles an adventure game, but it’s better to think of The 25... »

March 11 – March 17: This Week in Nintendo News

March 11 – March 17: This Week in Nintendo News

Last week was filled with excitement thanks to the Nintendo Direct. And even though we just had a Nintendo Direct, indie game fans have another event to look forward to next week! Nintendo has announced that on March 20 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, there will be a new Nindies Showcase. Tune in 3/20 at 9am PT for a #Nindies Showcase highlighting the hottest upcoming indie games for #NintendoSwitch! Watch it live here: https://t.co/qcN9Tqh7LZ pic.twitter.com/nbbW5w49uQ — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 16, 2018 Nintendo Switch News The version 5.0.0 system software update is now available for the Switch. This update adds friend suggestions based on link Facebook and Twitter accoun... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 6

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 6

Welcome to Issue 6 of the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back through Nintendo history at some of the notable games that came out this week, as well as any special Nintendo events. March 4, 6, and 10 – Pokémon Black and White are released in the west. After a September release in Japan, this was the week in 2011 for Pokémon Black and White in the west. On March 4 they came out in Europe, on March 6 they came out in North America, and on March 10, they came out in Australia. The fifth generation of Pokémon drew some criticism, but to some fans, it stood out as featuring one of the best Pokémon storylines in the main series so far. March 7 – Resident Evil Zero is releas... »

Latest Nintendo Chit Chat Activity

Quest of Dungeons (Review)

Quest of Dungeons (Review)

After our interview about Quest of Dungeons, Upfall Studios sent us a review code for the Switch version so we could delve into the depths of its dungeons for ourselves. Quest of Dungeons is a turn-based dungeon crawler, although it does not make use of a menu the way many turn-based RPGs do. Instead, each action you take uses up a turn, whether it’s moving step by step through the dungeon or attacking enemies. This is a fun system that lets you fight quickly while still taking time to think through your actions. You pick your class at the start of the game, and that will determine the types of basic attack you can use. As you explore and defeat enemies, you’ll often find skill b... »

36 Fragments of Midnight (Review)

36 Fragments of Midnight (Review)

36 Fragments of Midnight is a procedurally generated 2D platformer. You play a white glowing square named Midnight, and the game begins with your shadowy friends asking you to find their 36 lost Star Fragments. The game has a pleasant aesthetic design, with black platforms and obstacles against a blue nighttime background. The 36 fragments are scattered throughout the single level the game takes place in. It’s a somewhat large level, with no map to guide you, and it is procedurally generated every time. Your goal is to gather all 36 fragments without dying and then return to the place you started to deliver them. The controls are quite simple. Midnight can jump and double jump, and you... »

League of Evil (Review)

League of Evil (Review)

League of Evil is a 2D platformer designed for quick gameplay sessions. While some platformers feature large stages to explore, League of Evil opts instead to feature a multitude of tiny levels. Each can be completed within seconds, and the game ranks you at the end of each level based on your completion time. However, they’re often quite challenging, which forces you to try repeatedly before you can finally reach the end. With 140 levels to play through, League of Evil provides plenty of content despite its quick levels. The game’s premise is simple. Rather than a lengthy introduction, you’re simply told you need to defeat nefarious scientists and placed into the levels to... »

Phantom Trigger (Review)

Phantom Trigger (Review)

After our interview about Phantom Trigger and its Nintendo Switch release, tinyBuild games sent us a review code so we could dive into this “hardcore neon slasher” and see what it’s all about. Phantom Trigger is a hack-and-slash game focused on exploring dungeons and defeating difficult enemies, and there’s more to this game than is first apparent. In Phantom Trigger, you wield three different weapons, each of which is controlled by one of the Switch’s face buttons. The fourth face button lets you dash to evade attacks or quickly move across the map. Each of the three weapons has strengths and weaknesses, as well as its own neon color used for certain color-base... »

Snake Pass (Review)

Snake Pass (Review)

With its bright, colorful graphics, upbeat soundtrack composed by David Wise, and cartoonish animal protagonists, Sumo Digital’s Snake Pass immediately calls to mind classic 3D platformers. However, while Snake Pass is a puzzle platform game, its gameplay is quite different from most entries in the genre because the main character can’t jump. The game stars a snake named Noodle and his hummingbird friend Doodle. They’re on a quest to save their home, although a bare minimum of story details are given to send the duo on their quest. Doodle can give Noodle a tiny boost, but for the most part, you’ll be slithering and winding your way through various obstacles and hazard... »

Vaccine (Review)

Vaccine (Review)

As you start a new game, an ominous voice says the game’s name: “Vaccine.” You take control of either a male or female character, grab the knife on the ground, and venture out to explore a creepy mansion filled with zombie-like creatures and other monstrosities. Vaccine’s classic Resident Evil inspiration is visible everywhere, right down to its graphics and awkward tank controls. Your friend has been infected, and it’s up to you to search the mansion for the vaccine… or rather, the antidote, but “Vaccine” makes for a cooler game title. Since you have to make it back before your friend succumbs to the infection, you’re on a timer. It star... »

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Review)

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Review)

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale was a game no one saw coming, a crossover between the rarely-localized PopoloCrois JRPG series and the farming simulation series Story of Seasons. Set in between the original two PopoloCrois games, the story begins on Prince Pietro’s 13th birthday. When he leaves his world behind in search of a way to stop the mysterious “black beasts” threatening PopoloCrois, he finds himself trapped in the barren world of Galariland. His only hope to save both worlds from darkness is to restore the four Farms of Light and revive the goddess Galariel. Considering its premise, you might expect it to be evenly divided between its PopoloCroi... »

An Interview With the Developers of Wulverblade

An Interview With the Developers of Wulverblade

Wulverblade is a side scrolling beat-em-up coming soon for the Nintendo Switch, set in ancient Roman Britain. After watching the trailer for Wulverblade, we got in touch with the developers to learn more about it. Many games opt for a medieval setting, so it’s interesting to see a game like Wulverblade choose 120 AD for its setting. What inspired you to pick this historical setting and premise? Britain’s history goes back many thousands of years yet we rarely see or hear much about the times before Rome had settled here. Our ancient history has always been of interest to me and visiting stone circles and old Roman ruins had always ignited my imagination.  There are so many incredible t... »

An Interview With the Developer of Yono and the Celestial Elephants

An Interview With the Developer of Yono and the Celestial Elephants

When Nintendo showed off the upcoming indie games for the Nintendo Switch, we were captivated by the adorable elephant game called Yono and the Celestial Elephants. We got in touch with Niklas Hallin from Neckbolt to learn more about this game. What inspired you to create Yono and the Celestial Elephants? I have a very specific genre of games that I like, and that I have been analyzing since I was a kid. Over the years I have developed a method for thinking about puzzle design, and it was never really a question what kind of games I would be making. The issue was whether or not I had the skills to do it. After several game projects, some of which have been released, I finally felt that I had... »

An Interview with the Developers of Mulaka

An Interview with the Developers of Mulaka

Another game that caught our eye from the upcoming Switch indies was Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure based on the culture of the Tarahumara people. After the Nindies showcase, we got in touch with the developers to learn a little more about Mulaka and what we can expect when it launches in 2018. The description for Mulaka mentions hand-to-hand combat, platforming, and puzzle-solving. How would you describe the core gameplay? What would you compare it to? Mulaka’s gameplay is being designed in a way that appeals to the biggest audience we can because we believe that the stories we’re telling deserve to be heard by many people. The game plays as a 3D action game with equal emphasis o... »

An Interview With the Developers of Earth Atlantis

An Interview With the Developers of Earth Atlantis

One of the most intriguing upcoming Switch games shown at the recent Nindies showcase was Earth Atlantis, a side-scrolling shooter from Pixel Perfex set in an underwater world. After seeing the trailer, we got in touch with the developer to learn more about the game and spoke with Anucha Aribarg, the director and designer of Earth Atlantis. Earth Atlantis is a side-scrolling shooter that combines arcade-style shooting with “Metroidvania” exploration elements, along with a focus on defeating large enemies in an underwater world. That’s an interesting combination. What were your greatest inspirations for the premise and gameplay? We really like side-scrolling shmups. We played all the classic ... »

An Interview With the Developers of Battle Chef Brigade

An Interview With the Developers of Battle Chef Brigade

During the Nindies showcase, we were intrigued by the entertaining concept of Battle Chef Brigade from Trinket Studios. After the presentation, we got in touch with Trinket Studios to learn more about Battle Chef Brigade and its Switch release. Orcs, elves, and humans hunting for ingredients and then showing off their cooking prowess in a sort of fantasy Iron Chef? There must be a story there. What inspired you for the premise of Battle Chef Brigade? We spent quite a long time brainstorming ideas and really struggled to come up with anything that excited us. After one particularly fruitless morning brainstorming session, we started making lunch and turned on the Food Network. We immediately ... »

An Interview With the Developers of The Seashore

An Interview With the Developers of The Seashore

A new indie game has made the Switch one of its primary goals of its Kickstarter campaign, a co-op action platformer called The Seashore from Boomerang Games. We recently got in touch with Boomerang Games to learn a little more about this upcoming game. According to your Kickstarter page, you specifically chose the Switch as a platform for The Seashore because of all the different ways the Switch can handle multiplayer. What do you see as the Switch’s biggest advantage for The Seashore? It goes way back to childhood when my friends and I just adored video games! We played in such hits as Megaman X, Super Castlevania IV, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Warioland, etc. We have done it e... »

An Interview With the Developer of Quest of Dungeons

An Interview With the Developer of Quest of Dungeons

On August 2, Upfall Studios announced that the turn-based dungeon crawler Quest of Dungeons would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version came out in Japan on August 10, and it will be released in other regions in the near future. We got in touch with Upfall Studios to speak with David Amador about Quest of Dungeons and learn more about the Switch version’s new content. Quest of Dungeons was released for many systems previously, including the 3DS and Wii U. Was a Switch version something you had in mind from the moment the console was announced? The Switch was announced around 20 days after the release of Quest of Dungeons on Wii U/3DS, the fact that it was both portable a... »

Shares
Skip to toolbar